Harriet Louise Burch, of Schoolcraft passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022 at the age of 101. Harriet was born on December 7, 1920 in Kalamazoo. She was the daughter of Roy and Maude (Null) Cobb. She was a graduate of Schoolcraft High School, and went on to marry her high school sweetheart, Uroyal “John” Burch. Together they had two sons: Dan and Jerry. Harriett retired from Portage Public Schools as a secretary for the transportation and also drove a bus for the school. She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Schoolcraft. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Her hobbies included: sewing, crochet, knitting and traveling in their camper. She wintered for many years in Florida where she made many friends. Her family will remember her as feisty, strong-willed, outspoken and caring.
Harriet is survived by her two daughters-in-law: Jackie Burch, of IL; and Betty Burch, of Schoolcraft; four grandchildren: John (Kay) Burch, of Schoolcraft; Mark (Karen) Burch, of AK; Tammy Rice, of Schoolcraft; Roy (Connie) Burch, of IL; seven great grandchildren: Renee (Scott) Bragagnini, of Schoolcraft; Blaine (Lia) Burch, of Kalamazoo; Raygen (Jared) Knee, of Schoolcraft; Rylee (Hannah) Rice, of Three Rivers; Brooke (Kelson) Gettel, of Battle Creek; Travis Burch, of CO; and Tyler (Elizabeth) Burch, of IL; 10 great great grandchildren: Lio, Lilliana, Remi, Ellexi, Callon, Mackenzie, Harrison, Weston, Blakely, and Barrett.
Harriet is preceded in death by her husband: Uroyal “John” in 1996; two sons: Dan Burch in 2018 and Jerry Burch in 1998.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 10 at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church of Schoolcraft, 224 East Cass Street, Schoolcraft, MI. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service beginning at 10am. Burial will be held after the service at Schoolcraft Cemetery.
While at www.amsfguneralhomes.com please take time to sign Harriet’s guestbook and/or share a memory with the family. Those who wish may make contributions to the First Presbyterian Church of Schoolcraft.
The Burch family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 129 South Grand Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269) 679-5622.